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Alonzo Jones


ALONZO JONES, farmer, P.O. Opdyke, was born December 24, 1843 
in Jennings County, Ind., son of Jonathan C. Jones, a nataive 
of Indiana and a farmer. He died in 1878 in this county, to 
which he had come in 1858. He was wide-awake, intelligent farmer, 
and has set an example worthy of imitation. He was prominently 
connected with the Methodist Episcopal Church South. In politics, 
he was Democratic. His father was George W. Jones, a native of 
Virginia. The mother of our subject, Delilah Keller, was a native 
of Indiana. She was a daughter of Adam Keller, from New Jersey, 
of German descent. She is yet living, and the mother of twelve 
children, of whom our subject is the oldeset. He was educated in 
Indiana and Illinois. He has now a farm of 136 acres, which he 
keeps in a high state of cultivation. He was married, November 
19, 1875, to Miss Ellen Newby, born September 28, 1847, in 
Jefferson County, ILL. She is a daughter of Hezekiah B. and 
Nancy (Brown) Newby, he a native of North Carolina and she a 
native of Tennessee. This union was blessed with two children 
now living, viz., Curran N., born August 14, 1878, and Rado, 
born November 1, 1881.  Mr. Jones is a member of the I.O.O.F., 
Moore's Prarie Lodge, No. 397. In politics, he is identified 
with the Democratic party.


Source: The History of Jefferson County, Illiniois
by William Henry Perrin
Published by Chapman Publishing Co - Chicago - 1883 Page 54 & 55

Submitted By: Sandy (Whalen) Bauer


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